we're open: Wednesdays & Sundays, from 10:30am to 4:30pm.

At the Oxford Bus Museum we're dedicated to telling the story
of bus and coach travel around Oxfordshire over the last 130
years. Our exhibits include many historic preserved buses,
coaches, horse-drawn vehicles, a wide selection of artefacts (bus
stops, ticket machines, timetables, posters, staff uniforms) and
lots of fantastic photos illustrating our diverse public transport

Since 2004 we've also been home to the Morris Motors
Museum, which charts the story of how these classic British
cars and commercial vehicles were produced at Cowley, in the
city. Our impressive collection of vintage Morris vehicles
represents those produced during William Morris's life.

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The link between William Morris founder of Morris Motors (who
later became Lord Nuffield) and buses in Oxford can be traced to
1913 when he and a partner started the first motorbus service in
the city. 2013 was a significant year for us. A double centenary
celebration - 100 years of motorbuses in the city of Oxford and
100 years of car manufacture in Cowley.

We now have a unique collection of over 40 vintage bicycles,
including a Penny Farthing (as pictured below).
It just wouldn't be Oxford without bikes!


Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December

Come and visit our special Father Christmas 'bus' Grotto.

There will also be FREE vintage bus rides on both days
departing at 12.15pm and 2.45pm.

We're also open New Years Day for bus rides!
Bus departs at: 12.15pm and 2.45pm.

Father Christmas

Our museum is managed and staffed completely by volunteers.
Most are vintage bus or historic car enthusiasts, who give up their spare time for your

Our on site facilities include:-

  • two large exhibition halls full of fascinating displays;
  • two bus running sheds packed with our active preserved fleet;
  • a restoration workshop with viewing gallery (and stair-lift);
  • a cafe, serving hot & cold drinks, light snacks and ice-creams;
  • a gift shop, packed with models, books, post cards, posters, gift items;
  • toilets (with disabled access).
    • We're always looking for new volunteeers - see the 'Join Us' page.

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